A slogan cancellation is a machine cancel that is combined with the usual circular date stamp (CDS) postmark and contains a brief message (and sometimes -- but rarely -- a small illustration). The message usually appears
with or between the defacing bars. These cancels are applied at Post Office Department facilities.
Slogan cancels sometimes may be referred to as "advertising" or "propaganda"
cancels, although the slogan is usually some sort of public service message with no private commercial purpose or intent.
Members of the Casey Jones Unit (and other collectors) who may possess
examples of appropriate railroad cancellations not shown on these pages may
assist in this ongoing project as follows:
1. Scan the item (at least at 150 dpi, preferred 300 dpi) and send the illustration to the webmaster, or
2. Send a high quality photocopy of the cancellation to Norman Wright the "The Dispatcher" editor by postal mail or in an e-mail .jpg file.
(Better copies of any cancels shown are also welcome)
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